Creative Counsel Ep. 57: What to do when things go WRONG: Cancellations, Rescheduling and Force Majeure Land

contracts podcast Apr 22, 2020

o...let's address the elephant in the room (or rather the bat...)

It's fair to say if you aren't experiencing some sort of business disruptions today due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that you might experience other force majeure events that will throw a wrench into even the best of plans. 

So -- what you are supposed to do or refund? And what is smart? Or legal? Or your obligation under the contract? 

Let's dig into this episode and find out! 

In the episode you will learn: 

  • what does force majeure really mean and how does it affect your business contracts
  • what are the big MYTHS that need to be busted about what force majeure REALLY means
  • how you reschedule/add an addendum to a contract
  • how you cancel a contract
  • what other considerations or strategies you might want to use when doing right by your clients AND while keeping healthy business boundaries
  • some bonus info on the SBA/CARES loans and grants, including the PPP and the EIDL!

Get my Client Services Cancellation/Rescheduling Legal Kit HERE (special 10% discount for listeners with code CREATIVECOUNSEL

Get the Photography Services Cancellation Rescheduling Legal Kit HERE (special 10% discount for listeners with code CREATIVECOUNSEL

Other resources for economic recovery funds: 

Emergency loan infographics (for my right-brain folks!!)

Small Business Administration hub for funding options (I recommend getting on their email list and be first to know of any updates, deadlines, changes)

Online PPP application

Other helpful episodes:

Episode 53 - The Ultimate Event Legal Checklist

Episode 38 - Get it in Writing: Contracts 101 for Creatives 

Episode 19 - Legalize your E-Commerce Site in 6 Steps

Episode 13 - 10 Must-Know Contract Terms for Creatives

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*Not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship. For informational purposes only.


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